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The new Southerly 42 features the highly developed Swing Keel which gives the freedom and versatility to sail in almost any waters. With the keel lowered (8' 11"), the deep draft makes for fast, serious cruising. At the ‘touch of a button’ the keel can be raised to give a shallow draft of just 2' 9" – perfect for shallow water exploring.
When the Southerly 42RST was first developed, Humphreys Design commissioned a fast, modern hull for good performance, with the stability and comfort for cruising. Deck styling and a sociable cockpit layout with twin helm positions, designed by Stephen Jones, created one of the most comfortable and easy to sail cruising yachts available.
With excellent build quality and exquisite interiors, Discovery Shipyard have brought a wealth of knowledge and practical design to the Southerly range. The time is now right to revitalize the Southerly Yachts brand and what better way to launch than with the 42.
Discovery Yachts are built to order by Discovery Shipyard in Marchwood, UK.
The Discovery S (variable draft) range includes the new Southerly 42 (aft cockpit, twin wheels, raised salon), Southerly 435 (center cockpit, single wheel, lower salon), Discovery 48S and Discovery 54S. The 48 and 54 are also available with a fixed keel.
Order now for 2022 delivery
For pricing and options, contact S&J Yachts (North American Agent for Discovery Shipyard)
The Southerly 42RST is supplied with CE certification is built to EU specifications and conforms to RCD, design category A. The hull is guaranteed against osmosis for 5 years from the date of manufacture.
Heavy duty composite molding, built to Southerly & Discovery’s precise laminating system, incorporating an anti-print through and moisture barrier, multi-axial, and unidirectional reinforcements with vinylester laminating resin and isophthalic gelcoat. The keel box is an integral part of the hull lay-up and sandwich construction stiffening runs the entire length of the hull topsides. All main bulkheads are bonded into the hull at main lay-up stage along with a stiffening grillage of transverse frames and longitudinal stringers. The engine bearers are an integral part of the hull structure.
Hand laid composite sandwich construction, with carbon reinforcements. All strong points and stress areas are strengthened with carbon reinforcements. The deck is bonded to the hull through the entire length and to all main bulkheads resulting in a strong and integrated unit.
VARIABLE DRAFT KEEL:
The 42 features the highly developed Swing Keel which gives the freedom and versatility to sail in almost any waters. With the keel lowered, the deep draft makes for fast, serious cruising. At the ‘touch of a button’ the keel can be raised to give a shallow draft of just 0.84m (2' 9") - perfect for shallow water exploring.
The fixed ballast is an iron casting which acts as a grounding plate and stiffener for the keel and housing assembly. It is fitted into a recess in the hull in the area of the keel box with stainless steel bolts. The aerofoil shaped keel is cast iron and incorporates a stainless-steel pivot at the leading edge. The keel is raised and lowered by a dyneema pennant and hydraulic ram powered by an electrically driven pump with a hand operated back-up. All hydraulics are easily accessible for maintenance.
There are a total of four (plus two) berths, with two in the fore cabin featuring a convertible centerline or V berth arrangement, two in the aft cabin and a two in the saloon (seating conversion). A three-cabin option coming soon.
Interior joinery is finished in solid Oak (optional Walnut) and faced marine quality plywood as standard. Linings are fabric covered plywood or GRP as appropriate. Cabin soles are striped non-slip laminate. The choice of fabric is selected from our interior options range.
Aft Cabin en-Suite Head:
The Southerly 42 boasts an impressive sail plan, for powerful windward performance. The tall fractional rig with swept back double spreaders, combines a self tacking furling jib and large mainsail with single line reefing. For off-wind sailing an optional code sail can be flown from the bowsprit.
The forward part of the cockpit is deep and wide with generous, comfortable seating. The cockpit sole is the correct width to provide leg bracing from the cockpit table when heeled and coamings are gently sloped outward for further comfort. The cockpit table with folding leaves offers dinette facilities, whilst providing a convenient hand rail when the yacht is heeled. A double walkway around the table keeps the cockpit clear for easy access. The aft part of the cockpit is designed to give the helmsman the very best position to the helm. Foot wells for bracing, and comfortable seating, both behind and outboard of each helm station offer safety at sea, whilst twin wheel positions give a clear view to the bow on either tack.
The steering is direct with minimum backlash and semi-balanced twin rudders to give instantly responsive steering and precise directional stability. The transom is open with integral steps to give easy access to the cockpit.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.